NYX (L’Oreal)

Last Updated: June 4, 2021

Is NYX (L’Oreal) Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is NYX cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on NYX’s policies.
NYX is cruelty-free but NYX is owned by L’Oreal, a parent company that is NOT cruelty-free.
Not all of NYX’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
NYX does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
When I asked NYX about their ethical mica mining policy, they sent me a link to their parent company, L’Oreal’s sustainable purchasing policy.
NYX products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About NYX (L’Oreal)

NYX Professional Makeup offers a full range of beauty products at affordable prices and they’re available at most drugstores.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Won’t disclose
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Lashes, Makeup Brushes
CERTIFICATIONS: PETA-Certified

NYX (L’Oreal)

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NYX Cosmetics is an American affordable makeup brand sold at most drugstores in the US, Canada, and the UK. But is NYX cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? I’ve got the answers here!

Is NYX Cruelty-Free?

NYX is Cruelty-free! None of NYX’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that NYX is owned by L’Oreal, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

NYX’s Animal Testing Policy

NYX has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

Below is what’s currently stated on NYX’s website:

NYX Animal Testing Policy

NYX Acquired by L’Oreal

In 2014, NYX was acquired by L’Oreal, a corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

Although NYX is owned by L’Oreal, the brand has remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.

NYX has met all of the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist and is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find NYX products at nyxcosmetics.com, at most drugstores like Walmart, CVS, Target, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, as well as on Amazon.

Is NYX Vegan?

Not all of NYX’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax, lanolin, carmine, or animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, NYX does have some vegan options.

Please reference below for a list of NYX vegan products.

You can find out which of their products are vegan on this page of NYX’s website. Additionally, all of their vegan prodcuts are marked accordingly on their website in the product description. See below for an example.

NYX Vegan Product List

As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of NYX’s vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.

Below is a list of NYX products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Face – NYX Vegan

Face Primer & Setting

Foundation

Concealer

Bronze, Contour & Highlight

Blush


Eye Makeup – NYX Vegan

Eyeliner

Mascara

Eye Primer

Eyeshadow & Palettes

Eyebrows


Lips – NYX Vegan


Makeup Remover


Is NYX Sustainable?

NYX’ headquarters is based in: US

NYX’s products are manufactured in: NYX Cosmetics won’t disclose where their products are made, stating “Please be advised that our products are created all over the globe, making it difficult to know where exactly a certain product is manufactured.”

NYX Cosmetics does not claim to be a sustainable company.

Additionally, I wasn’t able to find any available information on NYX’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.

Is NYX Cosmetics’ Mica Ethically-Sourced? NYX referenced their parent company, L’Oreal’s Sustainable Purchasing Policy when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.

“Regarding your question on which Mica we use in our cruelty free makeup products, please look at the link we have provided down below regarding our sustainable sourcing for mica:

https://www.loreal.com/en/articles/audiences/a-sustainable-purchasing-policy/”


I hope this article helped you to understand NYX’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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35 thoughts on “NYX (L’Oreal)”

  1. Hi,
    I’m wondering how pure and safe NYX products are and how compliant to their cruelty free stance considering some of their products are being manufactured in The People’s Republic of China.
    I think it is absurd that China requires products entering into China from foreign countries with high standards of purity and quality control to be tested on animals. The horror stories coming out of China with respect to the lack of quality control, the addition of impure and hazardous materials to everything from baby formula to animal treats (and being exported to the countries they demand testing from!), and the counterfeiting of myriad products goes unchecked. Hypocrisy of the highest level.
    Personally, I think companies should care more about their domestic clientele and refuse to sell to a country that is forcing them to abandon their core beliefs. The companies that are capitulating to the inhumane demands of this country are potentially losing more customers than they are gaining, if for no other reason than putting a higher value on profits rather than ethics.

    1. Cailin Banks.

      Hi there, thank you for this list. I saw that they have NYX at Shoppers. Just wanted to clarify something though. They have a Butter Lip gloss with a wand applicator and your list says Butter Lipstick. Is that the same product? There’s colours like Angel Food Cake if that’s any help.

      1. Hi Cailin,
        Good question. The NYX lip gloss contains beeswax and therefore it’s not vegan.
        Whereas the NYX Butter Lipstick that is vegan comes in a bullet lipstick form.
        Hope that helps to clear things up for you!

    1. Hi Jay,
      I just checked the ingredients and you’re right, the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation does indeed contain beeswax. Thanks for catching that and for letting me know! I’ve now removed it from my list and have emailed NYX to inform them that this foundation shouldn’t be on their vegan product page =)

      1. Do YouTube know ahout the Suede martes Lipstick? It seems ok jut the glycerin i Sony know if its from vegetal por animal origin. Aldo i sentía antes email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent Hot antes answer. Thanksgiving YouTube!

      2. Do You know about the Suede matte Lipstick? It seems ok but the glycerin i dont know if its from vegetal or animal origin. Also i sent an email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent got any answer. Thanks You for tour amazing job

  2. Hi- I buy basically ONLY NYX products. I love the quality but the cruelty-free part was essential to me. I happened to notice that in stores (as of the past two weeks), the newest stocked products no longer have the little “bunny” symbol or the words “cruelty free” anywhere on the packaging. Do you happen to know why?

  3. Thank you for putting the list together. I needed to know if the Epic Ink Eyeliner was vegan & Cruelty-free and it is!!! Yeaaah!!!

  4. If nyx cosmetics is owned by a non cruelty fee company (L’Oreal) then even though nyx make up is ‘vegan’ wouldn’t some of the money fund cruel animal experiments?
    Very unfortunate and annoying…everything is connected

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